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Are developers inflating prices of homes sold through Help To Buy?

Are developers inflating prices of homes sold through Help To Buy?

When 27-year-old Lee Gornall and his fiancee Paige Augar saw posters for a block of new-build flats just around the corner from her grandmother’s house in Catford, South East London, they thought their prayers had been answered. With a wedding planned for next year, they are desperate to get on the housing ladder and start […]

Mortgage lenders cut rates for those with a 5% deposit

Mortgage lenders cut rates for those with a 5% deposit

Less than a month after the Bank of England hiked the base rate to 0.75 per cent, mortgage lenders are continuing to slice the rates on deals offered to borrowers. Among a spate of price cuts, a number of new deals have launched for borrowers looking to buy with a 5 per cent deposit.  HSBC […]

Housebuilding barons sell shares worth £300m

Housebuilding barons sell shares worth £300m

The bosses of Britain’s top housebuilders have cashed in £300million worth of shares between them over the past year. Our analysis of share sales by building bosses comes as fears rise of a downturn in the market. Upmarket housebuilder Berkeley Group’s founder and chairman Tony Pidgley, a former Barnardo’s boy, has sold £65million of shares […]

We exchanged contracts then a water leak left us with a £45k bill

We exchanged contracts then a water leak left us with a £45k bill

James and Daisy Callahan had just exchanged contracts on their dream home and were weeks away from moving in with their two-year-old child. But before the transaction was complete and they got the keys, a catastrophic water leak ruined the house, causing more than £45,000 worth of damage. Although their purchase had not yet finished, […]